planting under maple tree

I recently put pavers around my maple tree, approx 7' in diameter and about 10" deep. I'm planning on filling it with topsoil and planting hostas in it. Will this hurt the tree?, is hostas a good choice? there is a lot of shade.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hostas are a good choice. There is  always a bit of risk when you add soil around a tree, but in such a small circle, probably it won't do much harm. Chances are, your tree will be fine. I would advise not piling the dirt up against the bark and trunk, however.


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